The long-awaited (by he and his family anyway) Major League debut of Cole DeVries is tonight at the (Prison) Cell in Chicago. Best of luck, Cole!
The rubber match of the series has Joe Mauer DHing and the team’s leading hitter, Drew Butera, behind the plate catching DeVries.
The Twins face former team mate Phil Humber. Humber hasn’t been nearly as dominant since his perfect game a while back (but then, anything after being perfect has to be “less good,” pretty much by definition, right?).
|Span, CF||De Aza, CF|
|Revere, RF||Beckham, 2B|
|Mauer, DH||Dunn, A, DH|
|Willingham, LF||Konerko, 1B|
|Morneau, 1B||Rios, RF|
|Dozier, SS||Pierzynski, C|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Viciedo, LF|
|Butera, C||Ramirez, Al, SS|
|Carroll, 3B||Hudson, O, 3B|
|_De Vries, P||_Humber, P|
|Chi White Sox||0||1||3||0||0||6||0||1||x||11||11||0|
Let’s see… where to begin?
The Twins hit the baseball tonight. Some of them hit the ball pretty well. One of them, Justin Morneau, hit the ball very well a couple of times. Even Joe Mauer hit a 400+ foot home run. The Twins had 11 hits. Of course, they “only” scored 8 runs. Most of the time, you’d think that would be enough to… you know… win a baseball game.
But not when you give up 11 runs on 11 hits (5 of which were home runs) AND your defense commits a couple of errors, just to prove that it’s not only the pitching that isn’t good. New guy, Cole DeVries, pitched pretty well for five innings. Unfortunately, Gardy decided to have him try to pitch more than that. Oops.
Well, the good news is that the Tigers come to town this weekend and they’ve kinda been stinking the place up lately, too, so there’s hope. – JC